If you have chosen to participate in any Molecular Haemato-oncology EQA programme except Chimerism you will receive a lyophilised cell-line preparation for molecular analysis. Instructions for storage, reconstitution and use of the lyophilised sample will be included with the sample. Prior to reconstitution, the lyophilised cells are stable at ambient temperature however, once the cells are reconstituted they should be processed immediately.
Please note- all lyophilised samples provided within these programmes are for EQA purposes only.
If you have chosen to participate in the Chimerism programme (and in some circumstances Ig/TCR clonality trials) you will currently receive fresh blood samples. Upon receipt, these samples should be processed immediately to prevent any degradation of the DNA.